Article published in:Emergent Literacy: Children's books from 0 to 3
Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
[Studies in Written Language and Literacy 13] 2011
► pp. 39–54
3. Color perception in infants and young children
The significance of color in picturebooks
From early childhood on, color is an important aspect of our visual experience. Already one month old infants spontaneously prefer coloured pictures over gray stimuli (Adams, 1987). Not surprisingly, therefore, colour plays an important role in picturebooks. However, when born, an infant’s visual system is still immature and needs to develop. In this chapter I will consider the significance of color in picturebooks, and how colored pictures may be perceived by infants and young children up to three years of age, given the development of color vision in this age group. Possible consequences for the choice of colors in picturebooks are discussed.
Published online: 26 October 2011
Cited by 2 other publications
Kümmerling-Meibauer, Bettina & Jörg Meibauer
Pankenier Weld, Sara
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